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Made In Taiwan: Alternative Global Models For Marriage Equality, Stewart Chang Jan 2019

Made In Taiwan: Alternative Global Models For Marriage Equality, Stewart Chang

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This Article comparatively analyzes the judicial decisions that led to same-sex marriage equality in Taiwan, South Africa, and the United States. After first evaluating the structural mechanisms that led Taiwan to become the first Asian nation to legalize same-sex marriage through Interpretation No. 748 of the Taiwan Constitutional Court, this Article then draws comparisons to how marriage equality was similarly affected through a delayed imposition of the court order in South Africa to allow the legislature an opportunity to rectify the law in Minister of Home Affairs v. Fourie, and finally considers how these approaches provide equally viable and more ...


Gender, Law, And Culture In The Legal Workplace: A Chilean Case Study, Ann C. Mcginley Jan 2018

Gender, Law, And Culture In The Legal Workplace: A Chilean Case Study, Ann C. Mcginley

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"What has to change is the model of work. It can't be that in order to be a partner in a law firm, a woman has to learn to renounce her children. It is the men who have to renounce this work model and take equal responsibility for their children. It is very difficult for a society to do this. "

How do law and culture affect the behavior of actors on the ground? If culture and law interact, how does this interaction occur? This Article examines how gender and law affect lawyers working in a Latin American country Chile ...


Enforcement Of Intellectual Property At Trade Shows: A Comparative Perspective, Marketa Trimble Oct 2017

Enforcement Of Intellectual Property At Trade Shows: A Comparative Perspective, Marketa Trimble

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Professor Marketa Trimble presented these materials via webcast at a Roundtable on Protecting and Enforcing IP in the Trade Show Context hosted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Global Intellectual Property Academy in Alexandra, Virginia. Professor Trimble discussed various enforcement routes and their respective challenges. She also introduced mechanisms available in Europe and compared them to current mechanisms in the United States.


Session On "Geoblocking Tools And The Law" At Law, Borders, And Speech Conference At Stanford Law School, Marketa Trimble Jan 2017

Session On "Geoblocking Tools And The Law" At Law, Borders, And Speech Conference At Stanford Law School, Marketa Trimble

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Professor Marketa Trimble appeared on a panel at the Law, Borders, and Speech Conference hosted by The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School on October 24, 2016. The session defined and discussed geoblocking and its implications for internet users, government, and private companies.

A video of the session is available here. Additionally, Professor Trimble's presentation is available here.


The Hipaa Privacy Rule And The Eu Gdpr: Illustrative Comparisons, Stacey A. Tovino Jan 2017

The Hipaa Privacy Rule And The Eu Gdpr: Illustrative Comparisons, Stacey A. Tovino

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In this Article, Professor Tovino compares and contrasts three illustrative concepts and rights in the Privacy Rule and/or the GDPR, including the concepts of authorization and consent, the rights of amendment and rectification, and the right to erasure. Identified similarities reflect the core values of HHS and the EU with respect to maintaining the confidentiality and privacy of personal data and protected health information, respectively. Identified differences reflect the Privacy Rule's original, narrow focus on health industry participants and individually identifiable health information compared to the GDPR's broad focus on data controllers and personal data. Other differences ...


Gay Liberation In The Illiberal State, Stewart Chang Jan 2015

Gay Liberation In The Illiberal State, Stewart Chang

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A comparative analysis of incrementalist approaches to gay rights as they are deployed in the United States and Singapore demonstrates that seeking gay rights in a full democracy is actually no better than seeking them in an authoritarian regime. Incrementalism ultimately promotes sexual nornativity by dividing the gay community into "good gays," who deserve equal protections, and "bad queers," who are further marginalized. Incrementalism in the United States began with decriminalization of sodomy and terminated with the recognition of gay imarriage but did so by imagining gay sexuality within the context of committed relationships. The gay rights movement in Singapore ...


Advancing National Intellectual Property Policies In A Transnational Context, Marketa Trimble Jan 2015

Advancing National Intellectual Property Policies In A Transnational Context, Marketa Trimble

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The increasing frequency with which activities involving intellectual property (“IP”) cross national borders now warrants a clear definition of the territorial reach of national IP laws so that parties engaging in the activities can operate with sufficient notice of the laws applicable to their activities. Legislators, however, have not devoted adequate attention to the territorial delineation of IP law; in fact, legislators rarely draft IP statutes with any consideration of cross-border scenarios, and with few exceptions IP laws are designed with only single-country scenarios in mind. Delineating the reach of national IP laws is actually a complex matter because the ...


The Postcolonial Problem For Global Gay Rights, Stewart Chang Jan 2014

The Postcolonial Problem For Global Gay Rights, Stewart Chang

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As the United States and Europe have progressed to the issue of same-sex marriage, countries that are still working through antecedent issues, such as the decriminalization of anti-sodomy laws, are regarded by international gay rights advocates as lagging behind the times. This often leads to pressures from the Western-dominated international community for reform. Through this Article, Professor Stewart Chang contributes to the ongoing scholarly debate between international human rights activists who desire to advance gay rights by utilizing the same rights-based models that prevail in the United States and Europe and critics of this approach who deem the universal imposition ...


Neoliberalism And The Good Daddies And Bad Daddies Of Academic Freedom, Stewart Chang Jan 2014

Neoliberalism And The Good Daddies And Bad Daddies Of Academic Freedom, Stewart Chang

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In this micro symposium article, Professor Stewart Chang joins his colleagues in addressing the questions posed by Stanley Fish, in his article, "Versions of Academic Freedom: From Professionalism to Revolution." Professor Chang specifically seeks to answer "What is the relationship between academic freedom and democracy?" as applied to Singapore.


Book Review: "Die Gemeinfreiheit: Begriff, Funktion, Dogmatik (The Public Domain: Concept, Function, Dogmatics)" By Alexander Peukert, Marketa Trimble Apr 2013

Book Review: "Die Gemeinfreiheit: Begriff, Funktion, Dogmatik (The Public Domain: Concept, Function, Dogmatics)" By Alexander Peukert, Marketa Trimble

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The reviewer considers a recent book by Alexander Peukert, the professor of civil and commercial law who specializes in international intellectual property law at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Peukert has devoted the book to defining the limits of the public domain – the realm of intellectual activity in which works are free for anyone to use because the works are not protected by intellectual property rights, are protected but the protection has expired, are subject to an exception to the rights under the law, or are unprotected because the owner of the rights chooses not to enforce the ...


The Role Of Foreign Authorities In U.S. Asylum Adjudication, Fatma E. Marouf Jan 2013

The Role Of Foreign Authorities In U.S. Asylum Adjudication, Fatma E. Marouf

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U.S. asylum law is based on a domestic statute that incorporates an international treaty, the U.N. Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees. While Supreme Court cases indicate that the rules of treaty interpretation apply to an incorporative statute, courts analyzing the statutory asylum provisions fail to give weight to the interpretations of our sister signatories, which is one of the distinctive and uncontroversial principles of treaty interpretation. This Article highlights this significant omission and urges courts to examine the interpretations of other States Parties to the Protocol in asylum cases. Using as an example the current debate ...


Law, Language, Crime, And Culture: The Value And Risks Of Comparative Law, Christopher L. Blakesley Jan 2013

Law, Language, Crime, And Culture: The Value And Risks Of Comparative Law, Christopher L. Blakesley

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Words, language, culture, and literature are so important to us human beings that it should come as little surprise that they are part of our law. This article considers language and law in general with a focus on issues of criminal justice, both domestic and international. I examine how and why comparative law is valuable in a criminal procedure course, and generally for domestic and international criminal justice. My examination begins by looking back to our common roots in crime, punishment, and expiation, with a special focus on the role of torture and its impact on current criminal justice systems ...


Harmonization Of Procedure: Theory And Practice, Thomas O. Main Jan 2013

Harmonization Of Procedure: Theory And Practice, Thomas O. Main

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Review of Kramer & Rhee, Civil Litigation in a Globalizing World (2012).


The Word Commons And Foreign Laws, Thomas O. Main Jan 2012

The Word Commons And Foreign Laws, Thomas O. Main

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Dual trends are colliding in U.S. courts. The first trend is a tidal wave of cases requiring courts to engage the domestic laws of foreign legal systems; globalization is the principal driver of this escalation. The second trend is a profound and ever-increasing skepticism of our ability to understand foreign law; the literature of pluralism and postmodernism has illuminated the uniquely local, language-dependent, and culturally embedded nature of law. Courts cope with this dissonance by finding some way to avoid the application of foreign law. But these outcomes are problematic because parties are denied access to court or have ...


Human Rights And Military Decisions: Counterinsurgency And Trends In The Law Of, Dan E. Stigall, Christopher L. Blakesley, Chris Jenks Jul 2009

Human Rights And Military Decisions: Counterinsurgency And Trends In The Law Of, Dan E. Stigall, Christopher L. Blakesley, Chris Jenks

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The past several decades have seen a Copernican shift in the paradigm of armed conflict, which the traditional Law of International Armed Conflict (LOIAC) canon has not fully matched. Standing out in stark relief against the backdrop of relative inactivity in LOIAC, is the surfeit of activity in the field of international human rights law, which has become a dramatic new force in the ancient realm of international law. Human rights law, heretofore not formally part of the traditional juridico-military calculus, has gained ever increasing salience in that calculus. Indeed, human rights law has ramified in such a manner that ...


Report Regarding The Pacific Mcgeorge Workshop On Globalizing The Law School Curriculum, Thomas O. Main Jan 2005

Report Regarding The Pacific Mcgeorge Workshop On Globalizing The Law School Curriculum, Thomas O. Main

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Child Custody And Parental Authority In France, Louisiana And Other States Of The United States: A Comparative Analysis, Christopher L. Blakesley Jan 1981

Child Custody And Parental Authority In France, Louisiana And Other States Of The United States: A Comparative Analysis, Christopher L. Blakesley

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